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Backyard Games and Activities

Backyard Games and ActivitiesSpend some fun in the sun with these awesome outdoor ideas from around the web.

Outdoor Bowlingg1

These recycled water bottles are painted from the inside so they are totally safe to play with—you don’t have to worry about your kids licking or scratching the paint off. Enjoy inside or outside!



g2Ring Toss

Recycle cardboard tubes and keep the kids entertained with this easy and environmentally friendly ring toss game from Teach Me Mommy.




g3Giant Jenga

Turn a classic game into a giant outdoor activity with this tutorial from My Mix of Six.






g4Water Wall

Nail or glue some items to a board and create your own water wall for those really hot days with this tutorial from Playing by the Book.





g5Nature Scavenger Hunt

Keep track of your scavenging progress with this free printable from How to Nest For Less.





g6Bean Bag Toss

Make a simple and reusable bean bag toss game and set with these easy instructions from Repeat Crafter Me.






g7Outdoor Obstacle Course

You don’t need a ton of fancy items to make your own outdoor obstacle course! Just use these ideas from Amy’s Cooking Adventures.





g8Giant Pick Up Sticks

This yard game from I Heart Nap Time is simple to make with easy to find materials.






g9Nature Tic-Tac-Toe

You can bring this game anywhere for on-the-go fun! See this and other outdoor crafts HERE.





g11Balloon Darts Game

This balloon dartboard game from This is Doable is fun for kids (and adults) of all ages!






Screenshot 2014-06-24 17.24.37Lawn Twister

Tip Junkie makes lawn twister very easy with this customizable and colorful tutorial.






g12Tin Can Toss

For the instructions on this tin can toss and other outdoor/picnic games, head over to Two Shades of Pink.






g13Tin Can Stilts

After reading “Ramona and Her Father,” Que Pasa Calabaza was inspired to make these awesome tin can stilts. Now you can, too!

Do you have other ideas for outdoor summer games? Let us know in the comments below!

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